Pokkén Tournament DX

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 22/09/2017

Take the battle anywhere and challenge anyone with Pokkén Tournament DX, an intense one-on-one Pokémon fighting game for Nintendo Switch!

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Jump straight into battle

Take direct control of over 20 prized Battle Pokémon as you unleash a flurry of powerful moves in adrenaline-fuelled matches! Call upon Support Pokémon to assist in the fight, then unleash your Pokémon’s unique Burst Attack as you work your way up the ranks. With Pokkén Tournament DX’s intuitive fighting system, anyone can pick up a Joy-Con and have fun using their favourite Pokémon.

Fight anytime, anywhere

With Nintendo Switch, battle at home or on the go to become the Ferrum League champion! Share a Joy-Con with a friend and enjoy awesome head-to-head matches anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Pokkén Tournament DX is compatible with all the different Nintendo Switch play modes – tabletop mode, TV mode, and handheld mode – so you can enjoy playing however you like.

New Pokémon join the fray

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Master the fighting styles of new Battle Pokémon including Croagunk, Scizor, Empoleon, and Darkrai, as well as the new fighter Decidueye from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Over 20 Battle Pokémon, including the entire roster of Pokémon from the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament, are all available right from the start of the game.

Challenge the competition

In addition to the Ferrum League, Pokkén Tournament DX introduces new modes to challenge your friends in heated competitions. Duke it out with three of your favourite Pokémon in Team Battle, then record and upload your favourite fights with the new replay feature*. Take the fight on the road or find competition online* in the new Group Match mode.


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Free demo** available now

A free demo of Pokkén Tournament DX is now available! You can download it from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch, or via this page – just sign in and press the “Download demo” button to get started!***

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Including all the content from both the Wii U and arcade versions of Pokkén Tournament, Pokkén Tournament DX introduces an array of exciting new features.

New ways to play

Play Pokkén Tournament DX in TV mode, handheld mode, or share a Joy-Con with another trainer to battle one-on-one in tabletop mode anywhere! Enjoy local multiplayer matches in split-screen or single screen mode, or with another Nintendo Switch console in Wireless Battle*.

New Battle Pokémon

Decidueye, Croagunk, Scizor, Empoleon, and Darkrai have joined the fray, alongside the Pokémon from the Wii U version, including Pikachu, Charizard, Mewtwo and more. There are over 20 Battle Pokémon to choose from, and they’re all available from the start of the game.

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New Support Pokémon

Starter Pokémon Litten and Popplio from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon make their debut to lend their support in battle. Just like Battle Pokémon, every Support Pokémon is unlocked at the start of the game.

Team Battle mode

In this mode, choose three Pokémon and battle your opponent’s Pokémon one by one to win.

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Group Match mode

In this online** mode, find similarly skilled players in battle rooms and participate in intense and fun battles.

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Watch battle replays

Hone your skills by watching other players’ replays and share your best matches online** with the new replay feature.

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Daily Challenges

Undertake challenges with different Pokémon each day to earn skill points that you can use to level up your Battle Pokémon!

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*Wireless Battle requires one copy of the software and one system per player.

**Internet connection required during online play. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. Online services require a Nintendo Account. Starting 2018, some online services will also require a paid membership. Paid online service availability may be limited based on location. Find out more about the paid membership service.

Gameplay

Take direct control of powerful Battle Pokémon in intense real-time battles, where Pokémon move and attack in direct responses to your commands. The simple, intuitive controls make this fighting game accessible to players of any skill level while still offering plenty to learn and master.

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Choose your Pokémon

With over 20 different Battle Pokémon to choose from, there’s a Pokémon to suit any type of trainer!

All the Pokémon from the Wii U version – including Pikachu, Charizard, and Mewtwo – are back, and they’re joined by new Battle Pokémon: Decidueye, Darkrai, Scizor, Croagunk and Empoleon.

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Unlike other Pokémon games, Pokémon types such as Water, Fire and Grass aren’t super effective against their corresponding element in Pokkén Tournament DX but instead are split by Power, Speed, Standard and Technical combat styles.

Whether you’re someone that prefers to launch direct ranged attacks, manipulate the battle arena or if you just want to get up close and personal, there’s a Pokémon for you!

Play it your way

Do you have what it takes to become the Pokkén Tournament DX champion? Work your way up through the Ferrum League to prove you’re the best battle trainer around, discovering the story of Shadow Mewtwo along the way! Or, if it’s all about bragging rights, take on your friends and family in local and online* multiplayer modes.

Local multiplayer – Hand a Joy-Con to another player to compete in head-to-head matches in TV or tabletop mode. If you’re sharing a screen, trade blows in either split-screen or single screen mode. Encountered another player who has their own Nintendo Switch and a copy of the game? Take them on in a Wireless Battle!

Online multiplayer – Match yourself against specific friends or take down random opponents in both Friendly and Rank Matches. Test your skills in intense and fun Group Matches, where you can take on similarly skilled players in battle rooms.

Customise for victory

In Pokkén Tournament DX, you can customise your trainer and Battle Pokémon in a number of ways – some fun and some functional!

Level up – Each Battle Pokémon can be levelled up individually by assigning skill points to specific attributes. You could build your own Decidueye that specialises in one of the four skills – attack, defense, strategy, or Synergy – or a balance of all four.

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Support Pokémon – Call in Support Pokémon to aid you in battle! Support Pokémon come in pairs, and you choose a set before entering a battle. If you know you won’t have much health you can call in a Pokémon that restores your HP. Alternatively, you can send in a Pokémon to deal a devastating attack if you subscribe to the school of offence over defence.

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Trainer style – There’s a lot of scope to make your trainer your own, showing off your style every time you battle. Customise your trainer’s skin color, eye colour, hair style and choose from a variety of different outfits.

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You can unlock items with amiibo

Did you know that every amiibo (sold separately) works in Pokkén Tournament DX? If you tap an amiibo on the NFC touchpoint on the right Joy-Con or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately), you can unlock in-game items up to five times a day. This includes in-game currency, accessories and titles. You never know, that what you were always after may become available after scanning your favourite amiibo. Handy!

*Internet connection required during online play. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. Online services require a Nintendo Account. Starting 2018, some online services will also require a paid membership. Paid online service availability may be limited based on location. Find out more about the paid membership service.

How to fight

Pokkén Tournament DX evolves the fighting genre in its own unique way to create an experience that’s simultaneously familiar and fresh!

Simple controls

By combining a direction with one of your three attack buttons – weak attack, strong attack and Pokémon move – it’s easy to execute powerful attacks and combo-breaking counters!

When holding a single Joy-Con sideways, you can defend against any attack move using the SR Button, or the R Button when using other compatible controllers. Don’t be too overcautious though – defending leaves you open for grab attacks and gives your opponent an opportunity to break your block!

Rock, paper, scissors

Pokkén Tournament DX’s Attack Triangle is designed around a rock, paper, scissors foundation that’s attributed to normal, counter, and grab attacks respectively.

In short, normal attacks beat grabs, counter attacks absorb and crush normal attacks, and a grab stops a counter attack in its tracks. Get to grips with this style of combat and you’ll fare much better against tougher rivals.

Fast, frantic fighting

In addition to the core combat, Pokkén Tournament DX uses a dynamic two phase battle system that keeps combatants constantly on their toes.

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All battles start in Field Phase, where you’re free to move in 360 degrees and have access to elaborate projectile attacks. Skilful movement, jumping and dashing are essential to avoid your opponent’s attacks as you try to land that essential hit that’ll shift combat into Duel Phase.

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In Duel Phase, the battle moves to a 2D plane, similar to a traditional 2D fighting game. Use a variety of attacks to trade blows and chip away at your rival’s HP. After enough damage has been dealt, combat will automatically shift back to Field Phase.

You’ll need to learn this ever-changing combat setup and factor in additional dynamics, such as different arena shapes and the absurdly powerful – but limited – Synergy Burst to emerge victorious from these energetic and surprising bouts!

A fighter for every style of play

Choose your Battle Pokémon from a roster of 20 playable fighters. Each Battle Pokémon has its own unique fighting style that adds depth to each battle.

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Decidueye’s strength lies in his Flying-type Pokémon moves. Dodge an attack by hovering in the air for a few seconds, then swoop down to deliver a powerful dive kick – or use an air grab to throw your opponent skyward for an aerial combo!

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Gengar can launch huge attacks that can catch opponents off guard, all while teleporting around the screen to play with his rival. His ranged grab gives him strong potential to surprise, but this mischief does come at the cost of a smaller health gauge.

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With her ability to transition from strings of attacks into graceful grabs, Pikachu Libre’s a fighter with great potential to stun and stagger her opponent, giving them little room to recover.

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Charizard is a hard-hitting fighter with the ability to hover in the air, giving him access to unique combos that often end in a terrifying Seismic Toss. His Flamethrower is an effective spacing tool as well, giving him great command over the battlefield.

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Call in support

Customise your fighting styles even further with Support Pokémon! You can take a pair of Support Pokémon with you into each battle and summon them to help turn the tide of a match. These Support Pokémon can attack your opponent, set traps and even power up or heal your fighter.

Categories

Fighting

Multiplayer mode

Simultaneous

Players

1 - 2

Publisher

Nintendo

Developer

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

Age rating

  • 7
  • Violence

Download version (Nintendo Switch)

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

22/09/2017

Age rating

7

Languages

Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Download size

3502.24 MB

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System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

22/09/2017

Age rating

7